Hydra is the jewel of the Saronic Gulf with rich tradition and culture that is highlighted particularly during the summer. Its natural beauty and well-preserved architecture is mainly concentrated in the main town and attracts hundreds of visitors from Europe. The island became cosmopolitan in the mid-1960s as it was the favorite retreat of many renowned Greek and international artists. Since then, the cosmopolitan atmosphere of Hydra is still preserved around a beautiful setting full of neoclassical mansions, imposing buildings and museums.
The few settlements of Hydra are more traditional and tranquil. Beautiful houses separated by narrow alleys, small beaches with crystalline waters and gorgeous hilly spots comprise the idyllic scenery of Hydra. The island counts on many types of facilities for all tastes. However, of utmost importance is the capital of Hydra.
This section proposes a map of Hydra with all the major locations of the island.